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El Cid Mexican Cuisine

Mexican, Southwestern
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41939 Highway 41, Oakhurst, CA 93644-8506
559-683-0282
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10:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:30 am - 10:00 pm
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Tony, the owner, is hands on and greets the guests. Great margaritas. The food is consistently good.

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Thank T5762SEpamelam
Oakhurst, California
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

El Cid's offers excellent Mexican dishes. The service is usually very good and quick. My favorite dish is their grilled shrimp salad. My husband prefers their tostada's or one of their combo meals.

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Thank Jill H
Moscow, Russia
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Went here with family for a quick Mexican meal. Huge place, very busy and popular with locals. We sat in the back room, nothing special decor wise but food good enough.

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Thank Vivvy1
Oakhurst, California
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6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

El Cid provides delicious mexican dishes....not the fast food kind. Service is prompt and the staff is always very courteous. Very popular restaurant during summer, best to have reservations if goimg with a large group. You will not be disappointed with anything you order!!

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Thank Karen M
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This restaurant was a minute from our hotel and the first restaurant that we came across leaving from the Yosemite south entrance. The parking lot was full, which was a good sign. Good food and friendly staff.

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Thank Naughty44
Greenbrier, Arkansas
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86 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

No cheese dip (they took it off the menu 2 weeks earlier b/c it wasn't what people expected) - duh? Portions were big but the food was bland.

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Thank Paulette H
Cumming, Georgia
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Who would have ever thought that a great little Mexican restaurant could be found in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountains. Wonderful food, great waitstaff, reasonable prices

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Thank GeorgiaTravelz
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After a long day of hiking and exploring in Yosemite NP, I was craving some good Mexican food. El Cid did not disappoint! The restaurant was quite busy but food and drinks were brought out in a timely manner. Food was yummy!

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Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Hawley, Pennsylvania
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125 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

They serve fairly late, and things were winding down when we arrived but it did not affect our service or the food. REasonably priced, and delicious.

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Thank celtlassD
Franklin, Indiana
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped in after spending our first day at the park. The service was fast and very friendly. The food was excellent however I will say that their portions are LARGE! So if you are an average eater I would recommend sharing or planning for leftovers (which is okay too as mine was good the next day!)

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Thank Christa Q

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Mexican, Southwestern
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 41939 Highway 41, Oakhurst, CA 93644-8506
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Oakhurst
  • Phone Number: 559-683-0282

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?